Foundations of Solidarity: A Conversation with Yasmin El-Rifae

June 23, 2022 By Helen Mackreath, Los Angeles Review of Books   IN THE WAKE of the intensifying resistance to the occupation of Palestine, the Black Lives Matter protests in the United States (and beyond), and such movements as #StandWithStandingRock, appeals for solidarity with the plight of migrants, occupied populations, racialized minorities, and Indigenous peoples have become culturally pervasive. This

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In Support of Boycott, Divest, Sanction and a Free Palestine

Editorial By The Crimson Editorial Board April 29, 2022 When oppression strikes anywhere in the world, resistance movements reverberate globally. The desire for rightful justice spreads, like wildfire, moving us to act, to speak, to write, and right our past wrongs. Over the past year, the Harvard College Palestine Solidarity Committee has strived to do just that. Amid escalating tensions

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My Child Asks, ‘Can Israel Destroy Our Building if the Power Is Out?’

By Refaat Alareer The New York Times May 13, 2021   TAL AL-HAWA, Gaza Strip — On Tuesday night, my wife, six children and I huddled in the living room of our apartment, the place least likely to take a stray hit from Israeli missiles or the debris they scatter. We were watching Al Jazeera’s livestreaming of Israeli warplanes’ imminent

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J. K. Rowling and the Prisoners of Israel

by OMAR ROBERT HAMILTON Counterpunch, OCTOBER 26, 2015 “Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic.” — J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, 2007. How disappointing to see JK Rowling and Hilary Mantel signing this nefarious letter calling for the need for ‘cultural bridges’ with Israel. The letter, assembled by a new organisation calling itself Culture

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Why Did an Israeli Publisher Release a Book of Translated Arabic Essays Without Consent?

The decision to translate and publish the works of dozens of women authors, without their involvement or approval, points to unethical publishing practices. Hakim Bishara, Hyperallergic September 13, 2018 TEL AVIV — A new book released by the Israeli publisher Resling Books is under fire for publishing a collection of stories by leading Arab women writers without their permission. Editor and

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Statement of Dr Swee Ang on Israeli Flotilla Attack, 29 July to 1 August 2018

Statement (below) re events relating to a ship, Al Awda, of the Freedom Flotilla, attempting to break the siege of Gaza, carrying medical supplies etc. The ship was violently intercepted in international waters by Israeli warships. Hooded men took over the ship, beat up and tasered (to unconsciousness) the captain and second mate, assaulted other passengers, stole their phones and

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Former President of Modern Language Association Resigns Following Decision to Ban Debate on BDS

      For the time being, the MLA has taken an extreme and ethically untenable position by endorsing the idea, promoted by a group of members who were openly “assisted” by outside groups, that it is illegitimate for professional groups to protest Israel’s policies towards its Palestinian subjects.   January 9, 2018 To Paula Krebs, Executive Director of the

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